FIFA World Cup 2022: Harry Kane trains with England despite ankle scan
Harry Kane was able to train with his England teammates, raising hopes that he would be able to play against the United States in Friday's World Cup group match.
- England captain Harry Kane trained with his team on Wednesday
- Kane suffered an ankle injury from a tackle by Iran's Pouraliganji
- English FC confirmed that Harry Kane had undergone a scan
By India Today Web Desk: England captain Harry Kane trained with the team on Wednesday, despite an ankle injury that required a scan, according to teammate Jordan Pickford. Kane was replaced after suffering an ankle injury from a tackle by Iran's Morteza Pouraliganji early in the second half of England's 6-2 Group B opener.
The Football Association confirmed that the striker, who has 51 goals for his country, had undergone a scan, but Pickford was upbeat about his prognosis. The possibility of Kane's well-documented ankle injuries reoccurring during a World Cup in which England started almost flawlessly will be a source of concern for coach Gareth Southgate.
"Yeah I think he's good, obviously a little but sore, but I think he's fine, he was out on the grass with us," goalkeeper Pickford told reporters at England’s training base. "It's good because he's our captain."
Kane, on the other hand, remains England's talisman, having won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup with six goals as England advanced to the semifinals before losing to Croatia.
Pickford is confident England has enough quality in the squad to make do without its skipper.
"I think everyone took their chance when Harry came off, Callum (Wilson) came on and played really well and got the assist for Jack (Grealish) and was very unselfish. Everyone's training really hard and everyone's here for a reason," the Everton stopper said.
"But obviously Harry is an unbelievable player, he sets an example in the squad. He's the leader, he's the captain and we all look up to him but there are opportunities for the other lads too."